Are you coming to visit Helsinki for business or pleasure? Do you live in Helsinki, but don’t understand Finnish? And most important, would you like to find and try a brunch in Helsinki? Here you can find Helsinki brunch tips in English.
Helsinki brunch scene has exploded in past few years. Nowadays in Helsinki, meeting friends for brunch on weekend is almost as commonplace as in other capitals and major cities in the world. Consequently, the city’s brunch offering has expanded, and a wide range of restaurants, cafes, bars and bakeries have started to offer brunch. Most of them are buffets, but there are also a variety of restaurants serving brunch or breakfast plates. What we are still waiting for in Helsinki, are à la carte brunches, which are the norm for instance in New York or San Francisco, as well as more exotic or unique brunches.
However, unique for Helsinki brunches are genuine Finnish flavors and fresh, locally produced ingredients, which you can find for example in Ilmatar or Palace. In many brunches, you get to taste Finnish breakfast specialties, such as Carelian pies or home-baked rye bread. Helsinki is the World Design Capital of the year 2012 and Finnish design is also present in many brunch restaurants, either in decoration or tableware.
Below categorised are best picks of Helsinki brunches. (Unfortunately, all websites or the brunch sections of the websites are not in English.)
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Luxury brunches are typically served by fine dine restaurants or five star hotels and include buffet for starters and desserts, and ofter a main course served to the table. Price range is 30 – 35 €.
- Boulevard Social (a three-course brunch menu)
- Brasserie Kämp
- Hilton Kalastajatorppa
- Klaus K / Ravintola Ilmatar
Hip and edgy brunches in Kallio
Kallio is a young, urban neighbourhood, where you can find many brunches, crowded with young people, hipsters or students. These brunches are usually cheaper buffets (10-15 €) in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Cafe Talo
- Villipuutarha (the cutest cafe in Helsinki, and maybe the smallest, too, so remember to reserve a table!)
Prestigious, decades-old cafes, which serve buffet brunches.
The expansion of brunch culture has brought these rather new brunches right in the centre of Helsinki.
- Cafe Lasipalatsi
- Kiila Food & Bar
- Ravintola Sunn
- Senaatin Hiili
- La Torrefazione
- SIS Deli+Café (organic brunch)
Summer brunches and terraces
When the summer (finally) arrives, Finns love to have a beer on a terrace or enjoy the sun on one of the islands in front of Helsinki. Here you can have brunch as well.
Best of the rest
- Cantina West (Mexican brunch buffet)
- Caruzello (inside the amusent park Linnanmäki)
- Dylan Arabia
- Krulla Wiener Cafe
We, Brunssipartio (=Brunch Patrol), are a group of friends who love to have brunch together. Brunssipartio.fi is a blog and also one of the best spots on web in Finland to find information about brunches in Helsinki, including brunch restaurant reviews, homemade brunch recipes and brunch reviews from other cities in Finland and abroad.